The Patient Will See You Now

  • by Eric Topol, MD
  • Narrated by Eric Michael Summerer
  • 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In The Patient Will See You Now, Eric Topol, one of the nation's top physicians, examines what he calls medicine's "Gutenberg moment". Much as the printing press liberated knowledge from the control of an elite class, new technology is poised to democratize medicine. In this new era, patients will control their data and be emancipated from a paternalistic medical regime in which "the doctor knows best."
Mobile phones, apps, and attachments will literally put the lab and the ICU in our pockets. Computers will replace physicians for many diagnostic tasks, and enormous data sets will give us new means to attack conditions that have long been incurable. In spite of these benefits, the path forward will be complicated; some in the medical establishment will resist these changes, and digitized medicine will raise serious issues surrounding privacy. Nevertheless, the result - better, cheaper, and more humane health care for all - will be worth it.


What the Critics Say

"Dr. Eric Topol is a pioneer of the medicine of the future and the future is now! Read this book and empower yourself for total well-being." ---Deepak Chopra


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Customer Reviews

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Explains the author's view of the future of medici

Once you get past the paranoid view that so much in medicine is a conspiracy, the book does give a view of how technology can change health care. The author misses 2 key points that increase hospitalization costs: 1. US patients do not take personal responsability for their health -obesity, fast food, smoking, lack of exercise, etc 2. Hospitals have a gov't imposed mandate to care for anyone, regardless of ability to pay. This policy is a hidden tax on those who do pay or whose insurance pays.
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- luv2cook

Socialist bent but brilliant none the less

Eric appears to be a socialist so you'll view the advances that we have the opportunity to embrace through that lens. But the information is spectacular and his vision of the future for medicine is exciting even if I see its implementation from a radically different libertarian perspective.
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- Lydia

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-06-2015
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio